Line of Duty commissioned for two new series

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 April 2014
Line of Duty

Line of Duty

BBC Two has commissioned two brand new series of 'Line of Duty' following the ratings success of the second series last month

'Line of Duty' has been commissioned for two new series.

BBC Two has ordered a third and fourth series of the police corruption drama following the success of the second series, which gripped viewers with its dramatic conclusion last month.

The series starred Keeley Hawes, who earned rave reviews for her portrayal of DI Lindsay Denton, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure.

Show creator and writer Jed Mercurio said: "We're profoundly grateful to the fans who not only watched 'Line of Duty' but also made it such a talking point, and to BBC Two for this rare and immensely flattering opportunity. For series three and four, I can promise two explosive new cases for AC-12, new guest stars as police officers investigated for corruption, further twists and turns from the loose ends of series two, and maybe even some surprise reappearances."

BBC's controller of drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson, added: "'Line of Duty' shows what the reinvestment of money in drama on BBC Two has achieved - unique, powerful and gripping drama that gets the nation talking. Bringing it back for two more years is the easiest decision I have made. The only thing to expect from the show is the unexpected so I'm excited to see where next twists and turns take the series."

Both series three and four will consist of six episodes and hope to match the ratings success of the second series, which ended with 4.1 million viewers on BBC Two last month.

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